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HumanWare's Reveal family of video magnifiers, announced this past January, are now available for purchase.
Global Accessibility Awareness Day is this Thursday, and over 60 events have been scheduled to help mark the occasion.
Google Adds Additional Ways to Enable Accessibility, Other Tweaks in Android Q Accessibility Services
Google's latest version of Android, discussed today at Google IO, is featuring a variety of changes, including some new options for accessibility and developers.
Despite a slightly higher cost and new way to obtain it, the Orbit Reader is still available for purchase, according to the company.
The newest offering from Winston Chen, creator of the popular Voice Dream suite of apps, including Voice Dream Reader, Writer, and Mail, now includes Voice Dream Scanner, an OCR app which integrates with Voice Dream Reader for a seamless experience.
Android Accessibility Suite, the app which now includes TalkBack and other accessibility services, has reached version 7.3 with several improvements aimed at easier navigation and reading.
HumanWare has released version 1.3 of the software for the Victor Reader Trek, and current users will want to update before March 31.
The release candidate for the first version of the NVDA screen reader for 2019 has been posted.
Joe Birch has created a smart guitar which aims to aid people with a range of disabilities in learning and playing guitar.
The guitar is used in conjunction with a device running google assistant and is controlled by an internal Raspberry Pie to allow users who are blind, deaf, and or mute to interact with the device.
Popular OCR and recognition app Seeing AI has received a major update, just in time for the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference.
We haven t seen a firmware update for the EnVision I.D. Mate Galaxy in a long time. However, with CSUN right around the corner, some bits and bytes have emerged from the ether for Galaxy owners looking for some much anticipated fixes. Here s a rundown of what the latest update contains.
Check Your Mailbox, Your Inbox And Even Your Spam Folder Because The Library of Congress Wants to Hear from You
The following email was sent out to patrons of the Talking Book Library of Texas on March 1st. Those in other States may want to check in with their own local libraries if they have not seen a message, like the one listed below, if they are interested in participating in the survey. We ll update this story with more information as it comes along, but for now, here is the text of the email sent to Texans. Note that contact information for the NLS program in your state will be different than that listed here.
Microsoft helps Blind/VI children to develop an interest in coding from a young age with Code jumper
Code Jumper, a new offering developed by Microsoft by Microsoft enables children to learn coding skills through Project Torino, a physical programming language. It will soon be available from the American Printing House for the Blind.
QRead Version 3.21 Released, including improved heading navigation, improved goodreads search, and more
Last weekend, Accessible Apps released QRead version 3.21.
This release includes improved heading navigation, improved Goodreads support, improvements to the document progress slider, and more.
Another set of new emoji is being added for you to use on your mobile devices, including some characters related to blind and visually impaired people.
Less than three years after its original release, the BrailleNote Touch is getting a makeover.
Do you or your students struggle to use Google Suite with a screen reader? National Braille Press has recently released a beginner's guide to using all google products, mail, drive, docks, sheets, slides, Chrome, Hangouts, and Calendar, on a pc, along with some notes about Mac and iOS usage as well.
Dice World, the incredibly popular iOS and Android app containing 6 free dice games, is attempting to offer its players a hands-free experience by porting the app to Alexa.
NvAccess is offering a user survey to attempt to narrow down and locate the most pressing issues for the majority of NVDA users.
Europe's largest airport now also has the distinction of being the first Aira access location outside the United States. Blind and visually impaired passengers traveling through Heathrow can now download the free aira app and receive real-time assistance from a trained agent to go through security, find gates, restaurants, rest rooms, and receive real-time updates on changes to their flights.
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